After a very successful 2017, during which more than 970.000 arrivals and 6,3 million overnight stays were made from the Polish market, which represents high double-digit increases of more than 20%, according to the announcements and conclusions from the Croatian Tourist Board business workshop held today in Warsaw, In 2018, the continuation of positive trends from this market is expected, which last year took a high fourth place in the top markets from which the largest tourist turnover was achieved.The director of the CNTB’s Main Office, Kristjan Staničić, also commented on the Polish market, emphasizing that this is a market that had a significant and positive impact on last year’s tourist traffic. “When we talk about Polish tourists, we can say that they most often choose those from Dalmatia as their destination, and they prefer family accommodation from accommodation in which they realized more than 4 million overnight stays last year. This suggests that this is a market in which, in the case of even stronger promotion and quality presentation, we can achieve even better results in other segments of our offer. We are pleased with the positive indicators and forecasts that this year we will continue to be one of the destinations in the focus of Polish tourists, and in order to maintain a competitive position in the long run, quality relationships with business partners are important, as well as our presence in Poland through various activities.”, Said director Staničić, adding that he was very satisfied with the results of the business workshop.Such good announcements at the workshop were confirmed by representatives of the largest Polish tour operators and agencies, including TUI, Neckermann, Rainbow Tours and others. As they point out from the CNTB, in a conversation with the director of the Polish representation of the CNTB, Agnieszka Anna Puszczewicz, they emphasized that Polish demand for Croatian destinations is on the rise this year as well. The workshop was attended by a total of 50 Polish subjects and 26 Croatian subjects, and was also attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Poland, Ph.D. Andrea Bekić.You can view important information, ie the profile of the Polish market, as well as other profiles from our emitting markets HEREAppearances at trade fairs in the USA, Switzerland, Slovakia and LithuaniaPhoto: HTZThe CNTB points out that numerous business workshops and appearances at world tourism fairs are underway.Thus, the Croatian tourist offer will be presented at the New York Times Travel Show, which will be held at the Javits Center in New York from January 26 to 28, 2018. It is a fair that has been held since 2002 and which records an increase in attendance every year so the fair last year was visited by a record number of visitors of which there were more than 30.000. It is also a fair that is fully covered in The New York Times and brings together more than 900 journalists and media from around the world, more than 7400 commercial participants, or agencies, tour operators, hoteliers and airlines, and more than 30.000 potential passengers. and representatives of the private and public sectors. Among more than 560 exhibitors, in addition to the Croatian Tourist Board, the tourist boards of the City of Zagreb, the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the Split-Dalmatia County will present their offer at the fair.The Croatian offer will be presented at the most important and most visited tourism fair in Slovakia. This is the ITF Slovakiatour fair, which will be held from 25 to 28 January 2018 in Bratislava. Among the 347 exhibitors from 17 countries around the world, in addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board, co-exhibitors Makarska Riviera from Makarska and Camp Straško Hadria from Pag are also performing. At the fair, the Vir-turizam agency also presents its offer separately, which is preparing a presentation on the main stage of the fair as part of the fair. At the same time as the ITF SLovakiatour fair, the Danubius Gastro gastronomy fair is being held, as well as specialized exhibitions specializing in wellness, fitness, hunting and recreation. In addition to the above, the 16th Festival of Travel Films – Camera Slovakia is being held during the fair this year.We add that the Croatian tourist offer will be presented at the FESPO fair, which will be held from 25 to 28 January 2018 in Zurich, while the CNTB Representation for Scandinavia and the Baltic States will present the Croatian offer at the Adventur 2018 fair, which is being held. from 26 to 28 January in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. It is a general tourist fair that is being held for the 6th year in a row and which has recorded large increases in the number of exhibitors and visitors over the last five years. This year’s fair is held under the slogan “Travel differently”.
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Related posts:Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday A total of 1,490 employees of the Social Security System, orCaja, joined the strike called for public workers’ unions on Thursday and affected more than a thousand patients across the country.The Caja in a news release reported Thursday evening that the figure of striking workers represents 2.7 percent of its employees. The strike, however, provoked the suspension of 1,030 medical appointments.The protest also prevented 229 patients from undergoing a specialized procedure and 114 more had their surgeries postponed.A total of 19 of Caja’s 133 clinics and hospitals joined the strike against the 1 percent raise in the monthly salary deduction that all workers contribute to the Caja’s Pension System, or IVM.Caja’s amendment to the IVM Law appeared in the official newspaper La Gaceta last week, and will enter into force on July 1.Workers’ monthly salary deduction for the IVM will go from 2.84 to 3.84 percent. The increase will apply in two parts: on July 1, it will increase by 0.5 percent. The other 0.5 percent will be applied in January.Unions’ leaders during the march also called for an investigation into alleged irregularities of Caja’s financial operations, as they believe that “there is a mismanagement of the funds that all workers provide.”Low turnoutDespite the absence of employees at public hospitals, only a small group of the National Union of Caja Workers joined the march in downtown San José.Unions’ leaders had called for all public-sector employees to gather at 9 a.m. in front of La Merced Park in order to march along the capital’s Second Avenue.The group of a few hundred demonstrators also included teachers and workers from public schools, municipalities and other public agencies.A first group of protesters started marching in front of the La Merced Park shortly after 10 a.m. Another group marched along Paseo Colón and joined the protest in front of the Caja’s main building.Union leaders said that this was only the first of other future demonstrations that “could lead to a major impact on the country’s public services.” Facebook Comments read more
Share27Tweet2Share1Email30 SharesPixabay. Public domain.June 7, 2017; The HillNPQ has reported on the government-funding crisis in Puerto Rico. The territory’s government is hoping that an upcoming vote on statehood will help the island better deal with its economy by giving it more local control over taxes and business relationships, including dealing with its creditors. However, the upcoming vote is controversial both in Puerto Rico and in Washington.The revised 2017 referendum question includes three options: statehood, “free association/independence,” or the current territorial status. The initial ballot didn’t give voters the option of continuing the status quo. Objections to this caused the U.S Justice Department to order the territory to revise the ballot.A 2012 referendum was the first time that a majority expressed a desire that their territorial status be changed and that Puerto Rico petition the United States to be admitted as the 51st state. However, there were challenges to the validity of the results. A constituent assembly proposed by then-President Barack Obama to resolve issues was never held.There are concerns that Puerto Rico’s Democratic voting history will make Republican lawmakers reluctant to approve a statehood petition should the island’s representatives present one. Statehood supporters remind us that similar political party assumptions about Alaska and Hawaii in 1959 turned out to be in error. The national GOP platform has supported Puerto Rico statehood for decades, including in 2016, and President Trump has “indicated openness to the idea,” according to the Hill.Anti-statehood forces and the territory’s independence party are calling for a boycott of the election. According to recent reports, 72 percent of voters plan to vote, and 20 percent plan to boycott. Statehood opponents claim that a vote for statehood by fewer than 50 percent of all residents will be invalid.On the other hand, others object to how the statehood vote has been framed.Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) spoke out against it, arguing it “unfairly stacks the deck in favor of statehood.”He penned a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions objecting to the ballot’s title, “Plebiscite for the Immediate Decolonization of Puerto Rico.” Wicker said that Puerto Rico has not been a colony since its annexation from Spain in 1898.Will Congress even receive a statehood delegation from Puerto Rico, much less schedule a vote on statehood, assuming statehood is approved by voters and the territorial governor appoints a delegation? We don’t know. The Hill reports that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) office did not reply to the organization’s request for comment.—Michael WylandShare27Tweet2Share1Email30 Shares read more